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in southern ukraine. us secretary of state john kerry warned pretend to respect ukraine sovereignty he said the us and russia did not need to get into what he called and told the court in cold war confrontation. residents of the eastern and southern ukraine maintain strong ties with lash out. this in the last one to move closer to your out. nato defence ministers asking them to keep the country in one piece this is from twenty eight member countries met at the headquarters in brussels they issued a statement commending the ukrainian armed forces for not intervening in the crisis facing nato allies will continue to support ukrainian sovereignty independence and territorial integrity. they see there is a key factors in the stability of central and eastern europe. i would say this demon is also intended to urge russia not to intervene to protect ukrainians of russian descent a group of japanese lawmakers said zealand to ali can to rescue people abducted to north korea. the seeming comes after a un report last week and dandy abductions as crimes against humanity. last party lawmakers is working
ukraine's new government. secretary of state john kerry didn't hold back on russian's move. >> it's a continuing act of aggression. it's a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. it's a 19th century act in the 21st century. >> reporter: russia's ambassador comes after ukraine's president was ousted last month in the wake of a bloody street protest after his rejection of a plan. now the administration has cancelled trade talks with russia and with several allies has backed out of meetings leading to the g-8 summit in sochi in june. all this has also drawn strong criticism from some lawmakers of president obama's drawing a line, telling putin to respect ukraine's sovereignty to which putin quickly crossed. for all of the work here, though, it seems that maybe germany now has found the offramp to russia's course saying russia has accepted its proposal to establish a fact finding mission to ukraine and start a dialogue. kate? >> we'll see what that really means in practice. michelle, thanks and welcome to cnn. great to see you. >> thank you. >> russian's
, the united states has been responding to events as they unfold in ukraine. throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle, the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stabilize their country, forge a broadbased government, and move to elections this spring. i also spoke several days ago with president putin, and my administration has been in daily communication with russian officials. we've made clear that they can be part of an international communities effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward. which is not only in the interest of the people of ukraine and the international community, but also in russia's interests. however, we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has a historic relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic ties and a military facility in crimea. but an
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parts of ukraine, would any of the options available to not just the united states but the international community actually make a difference? would any of the options that were on the table right now be enough to push russia hard enough and indeed fast enough to make a difference now? joining us now is congresswoman marcy kaptur of ohio. congresswoman, thank you so much for being with us tonight. >> thank you very much and thank you for that background. >> well, let me ask you if any of that, a, strikes you wrong. i know you spent a lot of time in ukraine. i know you are ukrainian american in terms of your background. what do you feel like is the most important thing for americans to understand about the context of ukrainian politics right now and our relationship with that country? >> well, i think the most important thing for any freedom-loving nation is to know that the majority of people of ukraine want to be free and they don't want to be treated like chattel from the last century. the ham-handed approach from the president of russia i think shocked the world. we had hoped that we
will be crucial. if vladimir putin sends more troops into crimea and eastern ukraine, what the united states do? >> there's a growing sense of resolve in europe and around the world against any aggression by putin in the crimea or beyond. and i think that it will be met with negative reaction. certainly at the political level, but beyond that, it could include sanctions, as well. >> and what about the issue of sanctions? senator harry reid said he doesn't think it the united states should act alone basically saying if u.s. allies express any kind of hesitation, there would be a big problem. some people criticized him and said that was a weak thing to say. it's a fact of things to say, 13 of the top 15 -- >> at this point the administration reached out to the leaders in europe. i met with the president and senator reid this afternoon. i know the conversations are under way. but they're waiting to see now what putin's press conference was all about. it appeared he hit the pause button. i don't want to overread what he had to say. i hope he is trying to take into consideration what happened to his
have surrounded a ukraine military base. craig boswell for cbs news at the state department. >> ukraine's acting president is calling on the u.n. security council to monitor the events. >>> the daughter of senator robert kennedy has been acquitted for driving under the influence of drugs. carrie kennedy hit a tractor trailer and was found behind the wheel. she was found not guilty this morning. >>> pounding rain like today brings a remind fresh police. be careful on slick roads. this is how it looked on daley city. there was a spin out nearby. remember to keep a good distance between you an other cars because that water makes it take longer to stop. and it is a good time for sky watching. look at that double rainbow. this image was captured by a kpix5 camera as we checked on conditions at the airport. very nice there. >> that is beautiful. if we get lucky, we may see some lightning. >> that is lucky? >> i love to see the thunderstorms. so yeah, it is a very active noon around the bay area today. a major storm hitting the pacific and it looks like it is bringing more showers. some heavy
, there is a vote now scheduled and ukraine, on march 30th, that they can establish a breakaway state. whether it will be recognized by the government in kiev is a different question. but the russians will be able to claim and crimeans will be able to claim look, there are such votes taking place in the west, there's a vote by scotland coming up to establish an independent state. so they can claim there's a lot of precedent. but i think the larger issue is this now. the president has two major i think objectives here. one is to ensure that international law and norms are respected and that is you don't invade the sovereignty of another country, which the russians are perilously close to doing. the other is his own reputation. there is a perception, fairly or not, that president putin has out-muscled him on more than one occasion, with regard to edward snowden, giving him asylum in effect, putting a thumb in the eye of the united states, and also then on syria, and the president does not want to look as if he's issued yet another red line, yet another warning, and then nothing happens. as one e
ukraine. >> we're waiting for another statement from secretary of state john kerry in paris after his marathon meeting with the leaders of ukraine, russia, and european ministers. right now, kerry is back behind closed doors with allies after meeting with russia's foreign ministers. this is an additional meeting. kerry was supposed to address the press and head back to paris hours ago. but russia's lauvrov left withot speaking to his ukrainian counterpar. the white house saying no deal has been reality showed. but president pawn and chancellor merkel discussed a possible international effort to improve the standoff. >>> in brussels, nato putting all military and civilian meetings with russia on hold and is reviewing all of its dealings with moscow, the russian envoy accusing nato of double standards here in holding cold war stereotypes. russia has until late tonight to reverse course in ukraine's crimea region or face e.u. sanctions and even possible expulsion from the g-8. the white house is looking to deescalate the situation. pro-russian protesters in crimea surrounded the car carr
the sovereign space of ukraine. we've heard defense secretary chuck hagel speaking for the united states in nato, saying this should be a time for caution and wise, diplomatic moves. but we have yet to hear, until now, from the president of the united states on this situation. president barack obama in the white house briefing room. >> over the last several days, the united states has been responding to events as they unfold in ukraine. throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle, the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies, we have urged an end to the violence and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stabilize their country, forge a broadbased government, and move to elections this spring. i also spoke several days ago with president putin, and my administration has been in daily communication with russian officials. we've made clear that they can be part of an international communities effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward. which is not
the sovereignty but the united states is deeply concerned about the russian movements in eukra e ukraine. >> the united states is standing with the international community confirming that are will be costs. >> we are going to kiev and nick schifrin and welcome to the show. russia is trying to provoke a military conflict and convened a meeting of the national security and defense council on friday night, what's the latest? is>> the latest they are still meeting and trying to decide what to do. to give a perspective here the recent operation or the training mission as putin put it that the russian military is going on the ukraine an board has 130,000 troops. and the entire troops are 150 troops and that is why they are worried about what russia is doing. this government is 28, 29 hours old and the u.s. is desperate to face the challenges, political, economic that ukraine has but they are focussed on the south and crimea and the rhetoric is aggressive and the military can into the buildings and they are warning that the ukrainian military can go in and remove the troops. the ewe kranians ar
of state, they want the world to you night and support ukraine. >> this is not a zero some game, it is not a west versus east - it should not be. it's not the united states or other choices. this is about people of ukraine, and ukrainians making their choice about their future. we want to work with russia, with other countries, with everybody available to make sure this is peaceful. from this day forward, because obviously the terrible violence that took place in the maydan was a shock to everybody. >> at least 59 nigerian students have been kill. it happened in the northern town. the school was set on fire. it's believed to have been carried out by boko haram. soldiers guarding a checkpoint were withdrawn hours before it was targeted, according to a spokesman of the governor of the state. some students who tried to escape were slaughtered with machetes or shot. >> it was unfortunate that after the 4-hour period, or five hours of killing, there was no one around to contain the swags. >> this is not an isolated incident. in january '83 were skilled in the state of borno. two week
? it would be a runt state, ambiguous sovereignty, lead to economic problems in ukraine. i want to stress that. russia has a lot of trade with ukraine. russian companies have a lot of business in ukraine. that would all be under threat as well if this crisis escalates. so i want to keep us focused on the possibility that we can somehow defuse this before we have to talk about responding to what would be a real catastrophe in terms the of the violation of ukraine sovereignty by russia. >> ambassador mcfaul, we're going to ask you to stay. we're watching the escalation of tensions in ukraine right now and automatically an increase in tensions between the united states and russia at the same time. our breaking news coverage will resume after this. it says here that a woman's sex drive increases at the age of 80. helps reduce the risk of heart disease. keep heart-healthy. live long. eat the 100% goodness of post shredded wheat. doctors recommend it. ...and let in the dog that woke the man who drove to the control room [ woman ] driverless mode engaged. find parking space. [ woman ] parking sp
of state condemning russia. he now plans to visit ukraine this week. meanwhile ukraine mobilis forces as russian soldiers surround some military bases. >> flooding eased in southern california. some have returned home to see the mess left behind. >> the stars come out for the biggest night, the oscars. how the awards also shines a spotlight on global issues. >> secretary of state john kerry announced he'll travel to ukraine's capital on tuesday to support the interim cabinet. after russia took control of crimea. he warned russia to step back, there could be economic sanctions and russia could be kicked out of the g8. the head of the ukraine navy was kicked out after swearing allegiance to crimea. russian troops surrounded military bases in crimea and depended military bases disarm. jennifer glasse reports from one of the military bases in crimea. >> it wasn't the day that sergei storozhenko thought it would be. russian forces came to his base ordering him to surrender. more russians arrived, truckloads. the colonel watches and tells someone "they're here." the ukrainians move an armor
peninsula, which is part of the ukraine? secretary of state john kerry calls it an invasion and ukraine has mobilized its army now. it is our top issue this morning. president obama spoking with president putin of russia on saturday after warning there will be costs should russia intervene. i'm joined this morning by the secretary of state john kerry, and exclusively by republican senator marco rubio of florida, a key voice on the senate foreign relations committee. also, a big moment in politics. the culture wars in america as arizona's governor vetoes a controversial bill that opponents labeled as anti-gay. how do we as a country reconcile concerns over religious freedom and civil liberties? we will analyze how this could play out in this midterm election year. >>> plus no end in sight to california's an devastating drought. i will ask jerry brown about the effects. we want to begin with ukraine. the latest on the dramatic events in this crisis from nbc's bill neely in simferopol, the capital of the crimea. there's a real fear now that russia may try to annex the crimea. what's the latest
the asession of ukraine to the treaty on nonproliferation of nuclear weapons as a nonnuclear weapons state, taking into account the commitment to eliminate all nuclear weapons in its territory, noting the changes in the worldwide security situation including the end of the cold war, we here by confirm the following. including this commitment. to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of ukraine, to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of ukraine. we signed this in 1994 along with great britain and ukraine and russia. that was the deal. you give up your nukes, they had thousands of nuclear weapons. they had more nuclear weapons than china and france and britain combined. you give up your thousands of nuclear weapons, you get to be your own country and everybody is going to respect your borders. that was the deal. we all signed on to it in 1994. it's still in effect. on friday, russia invaded ukraine. and this document from december, 1994, this is a legally binding document. it's not just some resolutio
the country's actions in the ukraine. >> i can't stress enough how strongly i am against any state intervention in a sovereign nation's affairs. what russia did is wrong. >> we'll have the rest of her comments and the surprising offer the network just made to her coming up next. captain obvious: i'm in a hotel. and a hotel is the perfect place to talk to you about hotels. all-you-can-eat is a hotel policy that allows you to eat all that you can. the hotel gym is short for gymnasium. the hotel pool is usually filled with water. and the best dot com for booking hotels, is it's on the internet, but you probably knew that. or maybe not, i don't really know you. bellman: welcome back, captain obvious. captain obvious: yes i am. all those words are spelled correctly. [ female announcer ] neutrogena® pore refining cleanser. alpha-hydroxy and exfoliating beads work to clean and tighten pores so they can look half their size. pores...shrink 'em down to size! [ female announcer ] pore refining cleanser. neutrogena®. abreva can heal a cold sore in as few as 2 1/2 days when used
and ukraine today in paris, secretary of state john kerry sounded actually pretty upbeat. we're not out of the woods yet, but president obama's approach to diplomacy and threatened action actually seems to be working. meanwhile, the republicans are using this crisis to, surprise, call for more pentagon spending. now we already have the world's biggest military budget and i think putin already knows that. today's complex geopolitical threats actually require diplomacy, economic sanctions, cyber warfare plus a bigger military. in this particular situation, now, obviously, you don't know what the future brings up. >> right. >> but right now us having more tanks or a bigger military budget wouldn't make any difference at all, would it? do you think putin would be acting differently if we had a thousand more tanks? >> i think america's strength and what america has in military that's unmatched by any, i think it stops a lot of tyrants from doing a lot of things, the mere threat of military action. >> in this situation, we had nuclear weapons and putin didn't seem to care. >> i don't think a
. it will be an inspiration. >> reporter: but now thousands of them fill the streets. one sign reads putin hands off ukraine. the united states is demanding that moscow pull back their army. the secretary of the state says that they are fully on board. >> all of them, every single one of them, they are prepared to go to the hills in order to isolate russia with respect to this invasion. u.s. and their allies are prepared to boycott the summit if they continue down their path to war. for cbs news, new york. >> we are keeping a close eye >> we are keeping a close eye this is a map of the pressure points on my feet. i have flat feet. i learned where the stress was at the dr.scholl's foot mapping center. then i got my number, which matched the custom fit orthotic inserts with the right support. find your closest foot mapping center at i'm a believer. when jake and i first set out on we ate anything. but in time you realize the better you eat, the better you feel. these days we both eat smarter. and i give jake purina cat chow naturals. made with real chicken and salmon, it's high in protein like
to try to defuse it tensions and ukraine. secretary of state john kerry urged russia to abide by international law. president putin said he would use military force as a last resort. tensions are still very high, and no one is sure how the standoff will end. up we begin coverage tonight in crimea. >> this is the moment when crisis could have turned into war. man of ukraine's 62nd fighter regiment marched toward the russian roadblock which ours their way to the airbase. at the end of the road, three russian soldiers, with others covering the parm. all of this live on ukrainian television. a bbc team was also there. by keeping relatively calm, the russian officer probably saved the day. you can see the tension in the face of the soldier who opened fire. that, waiting for their decision. >> that is the position that ukraine as a whole has. the biggest danger about a situation like this is that something quite low level can go wrong, shooting will start, and then the situation will get completely out of control. moment, that look like a serious possibility of the year -- at the ai
with a developing story, the crisis in ukraine. the standoff intensified today with russia. secretary of state john kerry just announced today that he plans to visit the country's capital on tuesday to show u.s. support for ukraine, and there are protests from ukraine to san francisco. hundred of people gathered outside the russian embassy in san francisco today all calling for russian president put put to back o back off had. >> reporter: standing outside the russian embassy in washington, protesters calling for russian president vladimir putin to end his invasion of ukraine. secretary of state john kerry condemning russia's move into the ciman peninsula, the site of a russian naval base but now thousands of russian troops are standing guard along city streets >> you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. >> reporter: president obama and putin spoke over the weekend, obama telling putin that an invasion was unacceptable. the acting prime minister of ukraine is calling now for international help. >> this is actually the declaration of war to my country
movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. president obama had earlier said it for sure it does intervene militarily he would reconsider his trip to boston during the g eight summit. this is clearly being no legal expert relations have survived many storms in the past but this one will bring this bill into law the county line security council is meeting this saturday to discuss the situation in ukraine was happening kiev with the lawns takeover of power does not easily fit into the framework of the tassel on effect from a legal standpoint he was a power grab of course and people makes emotions take sides in college it remains hard for as long as there is no collective power in ukraine. this of all current situation where people could not agree with that it overpowered the complacency of feel left out of the political process so a lot for the un security council to discuss the us is expected to use the un charters te
to withdraw its troops. secretary of state john kerry arrived this morning to support ukraine's new government. the administration is also promising a $1 billion aid package. but the defiance from the kremlin has not eased. craig boswell on vladimir putin's latest challenge. >> reporter: russian soldiers fired warning shots. then stood face-to-face with unarmed ukrainian troops at an airfield in crimea. they were demanding the russians vacate the air base. to show u.s. support for ukraine's new government. >> the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law, we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine. a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. [ speaking foreign language ] in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea. president vladimir putin called the recent uprisings an unconstitutional coup. the obama administration is pledging $1 billion in l
states, his statement about the political unrest in the country of ukraine. now, the latest weres from the region say armed militants have occupied two airports in the area. members of the ukraine's government say the men were troops deployed from russia. the kremlin is denying these claims. earlier today, ukraine's ousted president,y. , speaking from inside russia in russia insists he remains the leader from ukraine. jankovic is wanted for murders of hundreds of protesters in the country. the ukraine says -- the kremlin says it will continue to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors, secretary of state john kerry made a call for peace on all sides and of course, on wednesday, russian president, vladimir putin, ordered a surprise military exercise on the border of the ukraine with 150,000 russian troops. the russian flag was planted on top of crimea's parliament building. militants took control of the government's building there and pro-russian demonstrators filled the streets. joining me now kristen welker of nbc news. great to have you with us tonight. what can we expect the presid
compromises with other states takes shape following the elections in ukraine alternated twenty fifth. all he can take the strong world she said ok without the request which drifted with the tips and were taking control of were not leaving so he's keeping all his options open at the moment rob parsons the day began with um the russian president announcing an end to those military maneuvers on the border which is not far from where you are of the stock market rose earlier also there were pro russian troops would of taken control the bell bay airbase in crimea firing warning shots as the some three hundred ukrainian soldiers demanded their jobs back. how intense is it when you are. i think that incident this morning was a reminder to all who love us the authority of this is just good to be a peaceful takeover of the situation remains extremely tense. noah takes is a spot in the whole thing could explode. what happens he said there was three hundred ukrainian soldiers who formerly until the russians to go but we're running the base. went to the base of the month that they get that job rights of
of people watching us are trying to understand how important is ukraine essentially to the united states. what's our interest there. >> is this worth fighting for literally? >> david, let me make it clear. the people of ukraine reply fighting for democracy, they're fighting for freedom. they're fighting to have their voices heard and not be governed by a clep tocracy, but a tyrant, by someone who puts a political opposition in jail, somebody who robs the country of its livelihood and future. and they spoke out againstçdbañ snipers from roofs who were killing them. they kept on marching, and fought for their freedom. now they have the opportunity for that are democracy, and by the way, president yanukovych's only supporters abandoned him. they voted0de against him. they impeached him so russia and president putin are aligning themselves firmly with this clep tocracy, aligning themselves with the person who was legitimate little stripped of his power by the parliament, even by his own supporters.hink mistake for russia and we hope, president obama hopes that president putin will turn in
. as a billion dollar loan package for ukraine and lots of talk in the united states and europe about what sanctions might be drawn up in order to punish russia if it further escalates the situation here in ukraine. >> thank you, amy kellogg on the ground in kiev. >> it is one of the most complicated foreign policy issues of mr. obama's president so. the president came out an hour ago to speak about the crisis. >> they are reading economic sanctions and what they are and how far they will go, it is not yet clear. they talked about options and everything from working with allies to work with them about the g8 and pulling out of the g8 in sochi in june. maybe even going as far as targeting of freezing of asset was russians abroad and that is, you start to hit the wallets and purses of russians with ties directly to the putin regime would hit the russians. >> the president said there will be costs for the act of aggression. but the converbal wisdom and that the president needs russia and he needs putin on the cooperation with iran and can't afford to alienate putin. >> you are right. russia
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. >> a super power stand off over a russian invasion of ukraine. secretary of state john kerry speaks out tonight. >> i team looks into growing number of pedestrian deaths on the streets of san francisco. they're not always the driver's fault more still to come. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] spring is calling. save 25% when you buy two scotts fertilizers -- one to use now and one for later. >>> russia's vladimir putin has pulled thousands of troops back from the ukrainian border and agreed to a meeting tomorrow. secretary of state kerry is in ukraine paying tribute. his visit a direct challenge to putin who today told reporters his invasion into southern ukraine was humanitarian. >> it's not appropriate to invade a country at the end of a barrel of a gun, dictate what you're trying to achieve. >> president obama says the military infection could end up driving country as wayay from russia... >> vladidididimir p p puuuutin cocolonenel l l l l l l bentntn. this preresisisident believevevd war is ovovovererererer. vladimir p put wrin doesn't believe the cold war is over. >> secretary kerry will
. i would use those and we shouldn't let the ukraine get the eu and the united states into a civil war, but there lots of good options leading up to that. >> joining me now the anchor of fox news sunday is chris wallace. good morning. >> good morning to you, jamie. >> i want to ask you about his comments. you broke news on your show from darrell issa. >> we did indeed. lois learner, the official who was called to testify last may about her involvement in the targeting of conservative groups and refused to testify citing her fifth amendment rights against self incrimination. her lawyer said she would be called before the committee on wednesday and the lawyer has said that lois learner will testify and answer all questions about her involvement in the targeting scandal. >> no word on whether or not that comes on a deal for immunity. >> we have word and that is no. this is because of the facts that they apparently felt they didn't want to risk that she was voted in contempt. there was no deal and answer all questions according to issa's conversation with the lawyer. >> that's fascinating
. >> the united states and europe are putting pressure on russia to pull out of ukraine. they are hoping to use economic and diplomatic sanctions. it's not clear if it will work. rosalind jordan has more. >> the secretary of state john kerry used the sunday current affairs shows to repeat the message to vladimir putin - sending russian troops into ukraine is illegal. you don't invade another country on phoney pretext in order to assert your interests. >> the u.s. doesn't think sending in troops of its own is the right response. washington and european nations are taking aim at things that matter to moscow. for example, the g8 summit in sochi. the u.s. stopped its planning for the meetings and minutes it may not attend at all. canada, france and britain have taken the same approach. >> there could be ultimately asset freezes, visa bans. there could be, certainly, disruption of any of the normal tried route eaches, business draw back. the rooubel is going down. >> members of congress are ready to draw up sanctions. >> i think congress will have to play an important role if we believe it's importa
jazeera america. secretary of state john kerry is in paris in an attempt to diffuse the ukraine crisis. he'll hold face to face talks with russian counterpart sergei lavrov. on tuesday john kerry was in kiev pledging a billion dollar loan and urged vladimir putin to stand down military pressure and affirmed american solidarity with ukraine. >> the united states will stand by the ukrainian people as they build the strong sovereign democratic country that they deserve. >> for more on the talks between john kerry and sergei lavrov, we are joined by phil ittner, who is in kiev. the meeting was supposed to be about syria, no doubt ukraine will be the focus of the conversation. >> yes, absolutely no doubt that will be the topic. conversation. in addition to sergei lavrov and john kerry, we heard to the e.u.'s katherine ashton, will join sergei lavrov and john kerry in paris. >> there are still protests on the ground, i see, behind you there in kiev. are the people on the square listening or are they concerned about the diplomatic efforts in. >> they are concerned for a variety of reasons. there'
support. >> let's keep in mind, there is a u.s.-ukraine treaty. the united states does have some defensive agreements with the ukraine. i don't think -- i think crimea is lost. i don't think they're ever going to pull out of there. i doubt very sincerely they're going to try to go further than that. >> why? two years ago, he went into georgia and he never left those two parts of georgia. now he's in crimea. why do you think he would stop? >> he took a very small percentage of georgia, and they said he was going to take over the rest of georgia. >> can we invade anywhere? just saying -- >> your house. >> what about defense? should we be rethinking the fact we're gutting defense? we're cutting 10% of troops. >> very bad timing for the obama administration to announce a drawdown of the military two days before this -- >> you think it's a coincidence? that's the message we send? >> a very bad, bad message. >> i don't think they think that far ahead. >> the american people are the last group that are going to put troops on the ground in europe. >> the only person recommending that is someone fr
russian-speaking east and south will not acknowledge interim authorities. meanwhile ukraine's state prosecutor's said an international warrant has been issued for ousted president yanukovych. he is wanted in the deaths of 82 people, mainly protesters who were killed last week in the bloodiest crackdown and violence in ukraine's post-soviet history. yanukovych was reportedly last seen we're now hearing in moscow. bill: martha, i want to look at region here now. ukraine obviously an area of concern we've watched for some time. if you advance it one graphic we can show you why there is so much concern about the possibility of a country being, well, split in two. eastern ukraine and western ukraine. what vladmir putin would love to have is access to the waterways down here in the black sea. okay? crimea is an area here that is dominated by ethnic russians. about 52 to 58% according to the last census but that was some 10 years ago. there is a major port here in odessa. another major port down here. if putin had a chance to split the country, take at least eastern ukraine, he would still
to ukraine to show solidarity with the new anti-moscow government. state department correspondent margaret brennan is traveling with the secretary. who is in paris tonight. margaret. >> reporter: scott, secretary kerry said his short visit to kiev was incredibly moving, and while he condemned russia's act of aggression, he said it is still possible for ukraine to have a peaceful political transition. >> good morning. >> reporter: secretary kerry made his way today to the shrine of the fallen near independence square, where the demonstrations that ousted president yanukovich began. more than 80 protesters were killed in the uprising last month. >> thank you! thank you! >> reporter: the crowd appreciated the visit, as did their leaders, who got the concrete help they were looking for. kerry promised the u.s. would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees, help ukraine get its finances in order, and bring sanctions against russia in the coming days. kerry also had a message for president putin-- back off. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and, at the end of a barrel of a gun, dictate
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an effect on you. and we will go to a firm in the united states midwest with ties to russia and the ukraine. >>> we are focused on the on the crisis in ukraine. i have been telling you how this political conflict could touch you and your family, and a lot of that has to do with the global economy. i want to help you understand first the smaller picture. first ukraine is a country on the brink of economic default. it's wants a rescue to keep its economy going. representatives have begun a 10-day visit to consider their consider. phil this is not the country's first bailout, another one was actually in the works until this recent turmoil. so this really did start with economic options. some of the protests were about a deal with europe that didn't go through? >> reporter: no, absolutely, ali. we look at the political strife and the military situation on the ground, but we forget where this started. and it all started with a trade deal on the table from brussels that the ukrainians were going to sign but then at the last minute were pulled back, many people say under the influence and pressure
secretary of state john kerry leaves for ukraine to meet with leaders in kiev. yesterday kerry called on putin to pull back. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning willful choice by president putin to invade another country. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine. russia is in violation of its u.n. obligations. russia is in violation of its obligations under the u.s. charter. >> this morning there are reports of russian naval movements in the black sea. charlie d'agata is in the capital of kiev. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: we've just returned from the parliament. good morning, anne-marie. we just returned from ukrainian parliament where defense ministers are trying to find out if anything can be done with russia's military intervention in cry meara and further involvement along the eastern border. we learned this morning ukrainian border guards have reported a buildup of russian guards along the border. there's been a buildup of russian warships on the move also. crimean -- excuse me ukrainian forces trying to reinforce that border, they
will look at the festivities at the big easy for fat tuesday. >> and taking a live look the united states is showing its support today for ukraine's new leadership. meanwhile, russia's president vladimir putin seems to have softened his stance on ukraine. alex is in ukraine with the very latest. >> [chanting] marched, they sang ukraine's national anthem. then shots, a warning from russian forces not to come any closer. >> don't go any further, when russians older -- one russian soldier said. these unarmed ukrainian troops were trying to march to their airfield seized by the russians. after four hours of test initiation, ukrainian troops returned to their base. not succeeded but nor was there any bloodshed. we do not want a war with russia. across crimea, russian forces are demanding the surrender of ukrainian bases. in some places, they have succeeded. ukrainian troops are digging in. russia has now controlled all of crimea. today, president vladimir wootton defended russia's action and did not rule out using force elsewhere in ukraine. national interest to defend these people, he said. i
of aggression against the state of ukraine. >> reporter: america's ambassador -- >> intervention by the russian military will be a grave mistake and will have costs and uencconseq. >> reporter: president obama spoke with putin for over 90 minutes. >>> ukrainians living here in the washington area speaking out and asking obama to intervene. peaceful protests were held tonight at the white house. >> reporter: flours, candles and pictures set up here at the ukrainian embassy to honor those who have died and earlier at the white house, a protest was held. their message was clear. peaceful words reflective of their hope for ukraine. >> we want peace in our country and we need to have us secure our country. >> mr. obama, stop putin. >> reporter: the worry evident in their voices and their faces for their loved ones still in ukraine. tooliana's family lives in kiev. >> i was talking to my parents the whole time while they were protesting and my parents were go to protest. >> reporter: this protest is her way of supporting them. >> they're okay. they went to a couple protests and -- but nothing happene
days the united states have been responding to events as they unfold in ukraine. throughout this crisis we have been very clear about one fundamental principle, the ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. together with our european allies we have urged an end to the violence and encouraged ukrainians to pursue a course in which they stablized their country, forge a broad-based government and move to elections this spring. i also spoke several days ago with president putin and my administration has been in daily communication with russian officials and we made clear they can be part of an international community's effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward which is not only in the interests of people of ukraine and international community but also in russia's interests. however we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has historic relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic ties and a military facility in crimea, but any violation
of state john kerry has arrived in ukraine to reinforce washington's support for the new government in kiev, deadline ford a vladimir putin to pull back troops. more on ukraine coming up next on "washington journal." those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. c-span -- we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings and conferences, and often complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a service of private industry. we were created 30 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. facebook,like us on and follow us on twitter. " continues.journal host: as the world continues to watch the unfolding situation in the ukraine, we discussed this ambassador tos. ukraine, steven pifer, who serves for the brookings institution. secretary of state john kerry is in the ukraine this morning. what do you expect from secretary kerry today? purpose ofprimary his visit is to demonstrate support for a ukrainian government that has been in power for about 10 days and i
of that state. >> secretary of state john kerry was in ukraine's capital city of kiev today where he announced the united states is offering ukraine an assistance package that includes a $1 billion loan to help with recovery and its upcoming elections. john kerry continued to be the administration's tough talker about the russian government. >> the contrast really could not be clearer. determined ukrainians demonstrating strength through unity, and the russian government out of excuses, hiding its hand behind falsehoods, intimidation and provocations. in the hearts of ukrainians and the eyes of the world, there is nothing strong about what russia is doing. if russia does not choose to deescalate, if it is not willing to work directly with the government of ukraine as we hope they will be, then our farners will have absolutely no choice but to join us to continue to expand upon steps we have taken in recent days in order to isolate russia politically, diplomatically, and economically. i would emphasize to the leaders of russia, this is not something we are seeking to do. this is something russi
threaten seems in the southern part of the state. >>> the crisis in ukraine is growing this weekend and it is getting the world's attention. the russian parliament approved vladimir putin's request for the use of force inside ukraine. this comes as a southern region of cream i can't schedules a vote to increase its independence. and for days we have seen armed men patrolling the streets there. and there were demonstration as cross the country today, some turned violent. the u.n. security council is meet to go discuss its next steps include diplomacy. the european union announced it will address the crisis on monday. let's to get to phil live in moscow. rushing a seems to be moving aggressively on cream i can't, why is it so interested in that region? >> reporter: john jonathan there are a number of reasons why they are interested in the region, first and foremost the base for their black sea fleet. that's a particularly important military asset russia has because it gives them access to the mediterranean by way of the black sea and through the mediterranean they can pretty much go a
ukraine's prime minister says russia's military moves amount to a declaration of war. secretary of state john kerry called this a stunning act of aggression. michelle kosinski live at the white house, phil black, ian lee is in kiev, the capital of ukraine. we are going to fir start with the white house, with michelle. white house rallying allies to its side, try to is late president putin, try to push him so perhaps he'll reverse his positi position. is there any sense the white house feels they are succeeding? >> we're not getting that sense. we're not hearing from the white house today. it was made very clear what was talked about in these discussions that started yesterday. first president obama spoke to the leaders of canada and france saying we know he's going to speak to the uk and others. we should get a summary or read out of those calls later today after those happen. for what was discussed yesterday, want to reinforce the u.s. statements that a violation of ukraine's sovereignty is unacceptable. to talk about working together, not only organize response in the form of maybe eve
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